Chris Goforth

What We Found

Church Records

The manuscript holdings of History Nebraska include the records of many Nebraska churches (listed by County). While most such collections include minutes and vital ...

Personal and Family Papers

The History Nebraska Archives holds the papers of numerous Nebraska families and individuals. These collections often include correspondence, diaries, reminiscences, ...

Organizational Records

History Nebraska Archives holds some records of Nebraska organizations and associations. These collections cover nearly every aspect of life in Nebraska, from ethnic ...

Political Records

History Nebraska holds numerous manuscript collections relating to politics and government. The collections include records of various political organizations, as well ...

Day in the Life of Digital Curation

Ever wonder how History Nebraska’s collection materials end up online? That would be the work of the Digital Curation Department! Hi, my name is Kayla, and I am a ...

Photo Collection List

History Nebraska has numerous holdings in its photography collection. Not all of our photo collections are available online. If you are doing research and are ...

Nebraska Hall of Fame Commission Meeting August 2023

The next meeting will be held in Omaha, NE.

Semiquincentennial Commission Meeting August 2023

The next Semiquincentennial meeting will be held August 23rd.

From Territory to Today: Nebraska Governor’s Records Digitization Project

From territory to statehood, agriculture to railroads, the early governors of Nebraska oversaw an explosive period of growth and change. Each of Nebraska’s early ...

History Nebraska Gift Shops

Three of our historic sites and museums include gift shops that highlight products unique to their site. When visiting Chimney Rock, the Nebraska History Museum, or the ...

Norfolk’s WJAG and the Roots of Political Talk Radio

Does political talk radio go too far? And does a station have a responsibility to present opposing points of view? In 1946, Norfolk, Neb., radio station WJAG had its ...

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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Nebraska Collections

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